Why I Am Writing This Book..... It was not an easy decision to write for God. I argued and argued with myself about my own credibility. I questioned my abilities as far as being a writer even, compared to those who were great and inspiring authors. After taking my insecurities to prayer I heard God to say, "Did I not say to go forth and preach the good news?" God told me everyone has a gospel inside to share. I realized that the language and the telling of my experiences are within the confines of who and what I am as a personality both formed and reformed again and again and it was alright. My approach to life had always seemed prior to this book, as a dove, a peacemaker, a caring person, a diplomatic and non-aggressive personality. I understand however, there are many approaches, but God honors each person's intentions and each person's heart over one's perceived abilities. In prayer I began to use the "Our Father" prayer described in the gospels especially when I was questioning just what was the "Will of God" and pondered what "God" maybe wanted to have happen as opposed to my limited vision. I learned how to pray for a person's "highest good" as an alternative in prayer. The "Our Father" Jesus said was the perfect prayer so how was I to improve on that?
Who Am I? I am a 73 year old witness to the God in my life. I lived in Cincinnati, Ohio for all of my life. I was the oldest of 4 children, raised Roman Catholic, attended Catholic schools, went to college two years for an Associate Degree in Business, got a job, fell in love, married and had children. I am happy and love being here on Earth and also part of a very large family.
I have 13 children (yes. same father) and am a grandmother and then great grandmother to around 70 in number. It wasn't an easy road all the time but I loved it even the struggles (mostly after they were over and saw the whole picture). After 28 years of marriage I divorced. We are both still friends today and I love the gift that we can still see the goodness in each other. Today I am still busy living life as it shows up with some new challenge every day. The good news is today that I live it with the help of God and the angels. Through the years I have found out who I am and who I am not (I do not know which one comes first, they are interchangeable) The reference point, on who I am has ripened through the years I might add.
I retired from Children's Hospital after 20 years. I worked as an Administrative Secretary in both Infectious Diseases and Holistic Health. In between time growing up as I call it, besides being a mom of many, I volunteered as a grief counselor, youth worker, Right-To-Life advocate, and additionally volunteered through my church and community in different capacities. Later in life I pursued community within the Native American way of life as an addition to my Christian background, embracing my spirituality. To this day I still hold near my heart, many Native American values and insights
The Beginning of Our Story: I have always enjoyed writing and this being my first published serious attempt I hope to tell our story (God's, the angels and mine) in the anticipation that it may make a delightful difference in some way to give glory to the Great I Am (God as I call Him). It's about my spiritual journey and the progression of events that have led me to the awakening I realize today.
Note: Throughout the book God's words or those of the angels are usually italicized to bring emphasis.
My spiritual awareness in life started in my late 20's with a Catholic 4-day women's retreat. It changed my life. I walked away knowing that something extraordinary had happened. I had met up with the Spirit of God and this changed to a great extent my life's focus. It wasn't a head trip it was a heart trip. After that weekend I could not stop reading the scriptures or praying and my life took on new meanings and new understandings. It was the realization of the love of God and the reality of a divine relationship that added immensely to the magnitude of my life. This different reality laid before me a path of discoveries of a world beyond what we could only see, taste and feel. It led me to a reality of certainties beyond anything I could put together myself. I was later directed to share these writings and to start putting them down on paper. These writings usually took place in the early morning hours, getting me up out of bed and to the journals and computer.
I am yet no expert on the angels that appeared. I had no wild plans for my life. I just lived life every day as it showed up on my doorstep. But....Something wonderful happened one day just out of the blue and I wish to share it with you.
That something in the first part of this book is related to personal witness. The second part is related to lessons given by the Great I Am and different angels as named. The message of this book is extraordinary events can happen to very ordinary people because we are all extraordinary. Everything in the gospels tell us this all the time. I wish only to give testimony that normal does not really exist. I still am no saint but it is OK and I feel it is OK because God first named us "Beloved" as He told me and loves me right where I am at. So, here goes the stories and witnesses that validate a divine relationship we all engage in whether we know it or not. This is, as of sorts, a documentary over the last 30 years.